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HTML DOM Location hostname Property

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 04 Jan, 2023
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The Location hostname property in HTML is used to return the hostname of the current URL. The Location hostname property returns a string that contains the domain name, or the IP address of a URL. 


It returns the hostname property.


It is used to set the hostname property.

location.hostname = hostname

The below program illustrates the Location hostname property in HTML: 



<h1 style="color:green">
<h2>DOM Location hostname Property</h2>
    For returning the hostname of the current
    URL, double click the "Return hostname" button:
<button ondblclick="myhost()">
    Return hostname
<p id="hostname"></p>
    function myhost() {
        var h = location.hostname;
        document.getElementById("hostname").innerHTML = h;


HTML DOM Location hostname Property

HTML DOM Location hostname Property

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by Location hostname property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 3
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 1
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